January 22, 2018 Subject:
Hollywood censorship in the 1947
This magazine, The Screen Writer, produced by the Screen Writers Guild, is a remarkable witness to censorship in the film
industry in the 1940s. Out of this government censorship in the
form of the House Un-American Activities Committee American
film noir was born and its screen writers and artists destroyed. In this August 1947 issue we read, for example, (producer of the noir film Crossfire) Adrian Scott's innocent faith that our fear of speaking out makes us targets, and so, he concluded, we should all speak out and defend democracy. 3 months later he was arrested, jailed and his career destroyed by the blacklist.